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College basketball point spread favors Shockers in battle with Bulldogs

Wichita State ShockersDrake Bulldogs
20-0January 25, 2014, 08:05 | Knapp Center10-8

Wichita State travels to Drake on Saturday, hoping to boost its 20-0 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

Drake battles the Shockers, currently sitting with a 20-0 mark (13-3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-6 for the Bulldogs and 7-10 for the Shockers.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Shockers was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 181 (Bulldogs) and the No. 9 (Shockers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Wichita State won its last outing, a 70-55 result against Illinois State on January 22. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. Wichita State got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Cleanthony Early en route to a 70-55 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Drake was a 57-54 winner in its last match on the road against Southern Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Drake got 19 points from Aaron Hawley en route to a 57-54 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Drake has the nation's No. 152-rated offensive output, at 71.74 PPG. The visiting Shockers defense ranks No. 11 allowing on average 59.8 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.52% so far, more than the Shockers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.42% per game.

A few Shockers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Wichita State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games
Wichita State is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Drake is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Drake is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Drake is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Wichita State
Drake is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wichita State

Next up:
Wichita State home to Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, January 28th
Drake at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 29th